30+ Motivational quotes on twelve horns deer

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  1. There are more than 60 species of deer around the world.
  2. Deer are present on all continents except Antarctica.
  3. Deer can live from mountainous areas to hot and humid rainforests.
  4. The only species of deer found in Africa is ‘Barbary Red Deer’.
  5. Male deer is called buck. But in some size large males are also called stags. The female deer is called doe or hind. A young deer is called a fawn.
  6. Deer are the only group of animals in the world that have antlers. Antlers are the fastest growing living tissue in the world.
  7. The presence of antlers differentiates female and male deer from each other. Antlers are not found in female deer. The only female deer are the Caribou (Reindeer), which have antlers.
  8. All species of deer have antlers. The exception to this is Chinese water deer, which do not have antlers. In place of antlers, they have long canine teeth, which can be up to 8 cm long.
  9. The antlers of deer shed every year and after some time re-emerge. After re-growing they are covered with a velvety covering called velvet. The nerves and blood vessels present in the velvet help in the rapid growth of antlers. When the antlers are fully grown, velvet becomes dead and deer rub them against other trees and plants and throw them away.
  10. The antlers of deer are very strong. So much so that with one forceful blow, they can even break the bone of an animal like a lion.
  11. The largest species of deer was the Irish Giant Deer, which became extinct 11,000 years ago. Their height from hoof to shoulders was 7 feet and their antlers extended up to 12 feet, which is four times the width of a single bed.
  12. Currently the largest species of deer is moose or elk. They can grow up to 2 m (6.5 ft) long from hoof to shoulder and weigh up to 820 kg (1,800 lb).
  13. The smallest species of deer is the Southern pudu species. It weighs around 9 kg (20 lb) and is about 36 cm (14 in) long when fully grown.
  14. Only one reindeer species of deer is domesticated.
  15. The lifespan of deer varies from 10 to 25 years depending on the species. However many deer die much earlier due to poachers or environmental hazards like collision with cars etc.
  16. Deer are herbivores. Their diet is grass, leaves, plants, fruits, acorns and nuts.
  17. Biologically deer are crepuscular. They feed mainly before dawn and several hours after that till late evening.
  18. Deer have the biggest eyes among all the animals on earth. Also they are very beautiful as well.
  19. Deer’s eyes are on the sides of their heads, which they can rotate 310 degrees to see the surrounding scene. Due to such a wide vision, it is difficult for the deer to focus on a single point.
  20. Deer have very good night vision.
  21. Hearing ability of deer is also sharp. Many muscles are attached to their ears, due to which they are able to turn their ears in any direction without moving their head. They can also hear sounds of higher frequency than humans.
  22. Deer’s sense of smell is also very strong. With the help of which they detect predators from a distance. Deer keep licking their nose to keep it moist. This moisture helps the odor particles to stick to the nose, which improves their ability to smell.
  23. Deer produce an odor from glands located on their heads, feet and hooves. These scents provide information to other deer about their gender, social status, physical status, and the status of an area (how protected it is).
  24. However, most species of deer are polygynous. Deer of these species form relationships with more than one deer. Some species of deer are also monogamous, with deer having a lifetime relationship with only one deer. European Roe deer are monogamous.
  25. Male deer try to attract female deer with their antlers.
  26. During the mating season, male deer compete with each other to get female deer. They fight with each other with their antlers. After this fight their antlers fall off. In the battle the victorious deer first mates with the female.
  27. Red Deer make a kind of sound to attract female deer.
  28. The breeding season in different species of deer varies according to their size. The larger the size, the longer the breeding season. The breeding season also depends on where a species of deer is residing. Deer found in tropical climates can breed throughout the year. Generally the breeding period of deer is 180 to 240 days.
  29. Deer usually give birth to one or two young at a time. These babies of deer are called fawns. Babies of some large deer are also called calves.

30. Most deer have white spots on their bodies at birth, which disappear with maturity. These spots are a kind of camouflage, which helps them to blend into the background around them. So that they can escape from other predatory animals.

Motivational quotes on twelve horns deer

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